January 2018 Newsletter

This newsletter includes:

  • iTech Solutions Introduces New IBM i Security Framework and Monitoring Service at the regional Seminar Series.  
  • Spectre and Meltdown – What Do You Do?
  • 2018 Deadlines for PCI DSS Compliance and how iTech Solutions can help you.
  • GDPR: What American business’s Need to Know.
  • Release levels and PTFs

It’s the new year, with all new possibilities.  We wish you a very Happy New Year. I think everyone in the world decided that they wanted to get off of IBM i 7.1 before April 30, 2018 when support ends, and called us. We have been doing about 10 OS upgrades a week now for some time, and the schedule doesn’t look like that will slow down anytime soon. The good news is we are continuing to add to our staff, to be able to support our customers.

If you are still on IBM i 7.1 you might want to reach out to us to upgrade you to 7.2 or 7.3 before April 30, 2018 so you don’t have to pay the extra Software Maintenance (SWMA) fee that you will encounter.  Figure it this way, for what you will be paying in additional SWMA if you stay on 7.1, we can do the OS upgrade so it is essentially a savings.  That’s right, having iTech upgrade you from 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3, would be cheaper than paying the additional charge for IBM i 7.1 SWMA.  Plus you have at your fingertips all the new features and functions that have been added in recent releases. What are you waiting for?…